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Writer’s Headlines: Writing Opps, Conferences, Announcements, & Who Won Jo Ann Fore’s Book?

newspapersYep, it’s that time again…Time to help you get published, find a conference and maybe even win Jo Ann’s book!

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Here are this month’s writing opportunities, compiled just for you!

1.  Vista, Light for the World, and Book submission guidelines from the Wesleyan Church

2.  Jeanne Doyon is looking for Guest Bloggers. Deadline May 1. Click here for guidelines: WANTED Guest Bloggers from Jeanne Doyon

3.  Weekly Christian Flash Fiction Writing Contest by Pastor and writer Charles W. Short

4.  Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award is accepting submissions February 16 to March 2, 2014. $50,000 Grand Prize!

5.  Castle Gate Press, a new publisher, is looking for submissions with a Christian worldview

6.  Appleseeds Magazine for Kids (Cricket – parent company) is looking for submissions appropriate for kids 6-9

7.  Free Spirit Publishing accepts non-fiction book and resources on character building, self-esteem, service-building, civics education, and more for children and teens

8.  Dog Fancy Magazine writers guidelines. One of our Christian Writer’s Den friends just had an article published in this magazine!

9.  Dollar Stretcher Publications writers guidelines

10. Just 4 Kids Magazine writers guidelines

11. Writer’s Digest Magazine submission guidelines. This is the magazine I insulted Steven James and embarrassed myself about. (And Steven James still likes me, I think!)

12. The Writer Magazine submission guidelines. As far as I know, I haven’t insulted anyone with this magazine. :-)

Well, friends, that should keep you busy for a while. Be sure to let us know if you find success through the writing opps. I sure encourages me to keep working at finding them for you!

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Upcoming Conferences Black and White ladies at BRMCWC2010

We know conferences are THE BEST way to get your training and possibly meet editors and agents, too! So here are the conferences I know about. Feel free to Contact Me with any you’d like for me to add!

1. Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators: February 21-23, New York

2.  Writers Advance Boot Camp: February 21-23, 2014, Asheville, NC

3.  Florida Christian Writers Conference: February 26-March 2, 2014, Leesburg, FL (I’m teaching there and would love to see you!)

4.  Mid-South Christian Writers Conference: March 8, 2014, Memphis, TN

5.  Carolina Christian Writers Conference: March 13-15, 2014, Spartanburg, SC

6.  Idahope Writers: March 14-15, 2014, Meridian, ID

7.  Write2Ignite: March 28-29, 2014, Tigerville, SC

8.  FAM Fest Film Festival: March 29, 2014, York, SC

9.  Festival of Faith and Writing: April 10-12, 2014, Grand Rapids, MI

10. Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop: April 10-12, 2014, Dayton, OH

11. Orange County Christian Writers Conference: April 25-26, 2014, Santa Ana, CA

12. Colorado Christian Writers Conference: May 14-17, Estes Park, CO

13. Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference: May 19-23, 2014, Ridgecrest, NC

14. Expecting Goodness Short Film Festival: June 14, 2014, York, SC

15. St. David’s Christian Writers’ Conference: June 17-21, Grove City, PA

16. Gideon Media Arts Conference & Film Festival: July 11-15, 2014, Orlando, FL (I’ll be there co-directing the Teen Intern Program again and would love to see you there!)

17. Christian Communicators Conference: August 27-31, 2014, The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove, Asheville, NC (Registration now open! Hope to see you there!)

18. Breathe Christian Writers Conference: October 10-11, 2014, Grand Rapids, MI

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christian-communicators-promo-cove-2014Registration is Now Open for The Christian Communicators Conference for Speakers

Ladies, if you feel called to speak, you don’t want to miss the Christian Communicators Conference at the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove. Carolyn Knefely and I would love to see you there!

At a Christian Communicators Conference, less truly is more…

By limiting the conference to about 30 ladies, you receive more!

  • You won’t be surrounded by hundreds of women . . . but you’ll be embraced by thirty who will become lifelong friends
  • You won’t experience long lines for dinner . . . but you’ll have long conversations over dessert
  • You won’t need change for vending machines . . . but shared stories at afternoon tea can change your life

Come and learn in a small, intimate setting . . .
then go out and change a great big world

Check out the Christian Communicators Conference registration details here. But don’t delay, with only 30 spots, we fill up quickly!Print

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I’m Looking for Teens 16yo-18yo Who are Interested in the Media Arts!

I’m honored to again be a co-director of The Gideon Media Arts Conference and Film Festival Teen Intern Program at this year’s conference, July 11-15, 2014 in Orlando.

If you know a teen interested in acting, directing, screenwriting, singing, songwriting, or anything else related to the media arts, please send them to the Gideon Intern Page for details and application. But they must hurry–Deadline for applications is April 1.

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Jo Ann Fore book coverAnd Finally…Who Won Jo Ann Fore’s Book?

My goodness, I can tell you loved Jo Ann, her book, and her interview! That was one of the highest number of responses ever received. Thank you for your support and encouragement. And now, the winner is…drumroll please…

…Kimberly Ruedger-Wheatfill!

Congratulations, Kimberly! Just Contact Me with your snail mail address and Jo Ann will have your book right out to you!

And for those who didn’t win, here’s your direct Amazon link to Jo Ann’s amazing book, When A Woman Finds Her Voice: Overcoming Life’s Hurts & Using Your Story to Make a Difference.

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Okay, friends, that does it for today’s post. Yes, I know it was longer than usual, but that’s because I had so much good stuff to share with you!

Happy writing!

Vonda

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Writer’s Headlines: Writing Opportunities & Conferences

newspapersHere are writing opportunities collected just for you!

Yes, it’s time for our monthly list of writing opps. I hope you’ll read the following opps, study the guidelines and submit. And don’t forget to let us celebrate with you when you have good news!

1.  Melissa Williams has a call-out for women who found love and marriage after age 30. She says: I’m currently writing an inspirational book for single Christian women (aged 30+) who are hoping to be married. I’m looking for Christian women who did indeed find love and marriage after 30 and are willing to share their stories throughout the book. I’m incredibly honoured by all the women God is

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Writer’s Headlines: Writing and Speaking Conferences & MoGo7000

It’s the 4th Thursday and time to look at upcoming conferences!

If you’re serious about writing, speaking, filmmaking, or creative arts, you need to be serious about learning your craft. Conferences are a great place to learn, regardless of your experience. Be sure to check them all out and find the ones that best fit your needs.

1.  Blue Ridge Writing Retreat with Agent Sally Apokedak: October 24-27, 2013, Blue Ridge, GA.

2.  Mini Fiction Workshop: November 16, 2013, Anderson, SC (Contact Elva Martin for details: elvacmartin@gmail.com)

3.  Writing for the Soul: February 13-15, 2014, Colorado Springs, CO

4.  Writers Advance Boot Camp: February 21-23, 2014, Asheville, NC

5.  Florida Christian Writers Conference: February 26-March 2, 2014, Leesburg, FL (Hope to see you there!)

6.  Mid-South Christian Writers Conference: March 8, 2014, Memphis, TN

7.  Carolina Christian Writers Conference: March 13-15, 2014, Spartanburg, SC (Registration opens soon!)

8.  Write2Ignite: March 28-29, 2014, Tigerville, SC

9.  FAM Fest Film Festival: March 29, 2014, York, SC

10. Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference: May 19-23, 2014, Ridgecrest, NC

11. Gideon Media Arts Conference & Film Festival: July 11-15, 2014, Orlando, FL

12. Christian Communicators Conference: Hold the date! August 27-31, 2014, The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove, Asheville, NC

 

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Only 8 more days to MoGo in October!

Have you been working on your MoGo7000 this month? If so, you have 8 more days to count toward this month’s total, so keep working!

Don’t know what in the world I’m talking about? Head on over to the MoGo7000 Challenge page and check it out. You could finish a book this year AND win $100 in cold, hard cash!

So what are you waiting for?

Write on!

Vonda

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Writer’s Headlines: Writing, Speaking, and Media Conferences

It’s the 4th Thursday–Time to look at upcoming conferences!

 

1.  Southeastern Christian Writers ConferenceApril 26-2, 2013, Cleveland, TN

2.  Colorado Christian Writers Conference: May 15-18, 2013, Estes Park, CO

3.  Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference: May 19-23, 2013, Ridgecrest, NC–I can’t wait to see you there!

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Writer’s Headlines: Kudos, MoGo7000 Results, & Christian Communicators Conference

It’s the 2nd Thursday, and time to celebrate your successes!

Congratulations to all these Christian Writer’s Den writers. You’re doing what it takes!

1.  Linda Thomas (IN): Recently published my first Bible Study, In Step with the Spirit.

2.  Colleen Luntzel (OR): Colleen has a new blog, Bring Bread. In Isaiah 29:8, the Scripture says, “…an hungry man dreams, and behold, he eats; but he awakes, and his soul is empty.” Hunger is powerful and demands to be satisfied, whether it’s physical or spiritual. It’s easy to satisfy physical hunger, but when it’s the soul that knots tight in hunger pangs, only The BREAD of Life, Jesus Christ, can satisfy.

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Writer’s Headlines: Writing & Speaking Conferences & MoGo7000

It’s the 4th Thursday, and that means it’s time to share conferences (some new!) and MoGo7000 with you…

1.  Carolina Christian Writers Conference: April 19-20, 2013, Spartanburg, SC

2.  Southeastern Christian Writers Conference:   April 26-2, 2013, Cleveland, TN

3.  Colorado Christian Writers Conference: May 15-18, 2013, Estes Park, CO

4.  Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference: May 19-23, 2013, Ridgecrest, NC–I can’t wait to see you there!

5.  Write-to-Publish: June 5-8, 2013, Wheaton College, IL

6.  St. Davids Christian Writers’ Conference: June 18-22, 2013, Grove City, PA

7.  Kentucky Christian Writers Conference: June 21-22, 2013, Elizabethtown, KY

8.  Writing for Life Workshop with James Scott Bell: June 28-30, 2013, Newark, CA

9.  Gideon Media Arts Conference & Film Festival: July 12-16, 2013, Orlando, FL–I can’t wait to see you there!

10. Writers’ Publishing Workshop: August 5-9, 2013, Hamilton, MA

11. Catch the Wave Writers Conference: August 22-24, 2013, Atlanta area, GA

12. Christian Communicators Conference: August 28-September 1, 2013, The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove, Asheville, NC--I can’t wait to see you there! We have 7 spaces left!

13. New England Christian Writer’s Retreat: October 18-20, 2013, Plainfield, NH

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The March MoGo7000 Challenge ends Sunday night at midnight!

Yes, today is the last day to count your words for the March MoGo7000 Challenge. But don’t send your numbers yet! I’ll post the call out next Thursday for your March totals.

Didn’t meet the 7000-word goal this month? Not to worry. You can start fresh toward your April goal beginning next Monday.

Remember, each month that you write 7000 NEW words on a book project, your name can go into the virtual hat for another entry into the end-of-the-year drawing for $100!

If you’d like more information on how you can write a book this year and possibly win $100, just check out the MoGo7000 Challenge page.

Somebody’s gonna win–it might as well be YOU!

Write on, sweet friends!

Vonda

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Writer’s Headlines: Kudos, MoGo7000 Qualifiers, & Christian Communicators Conference–9 Spots Left!

It’s the second Thursday of the month, so it’s confetti time. Time to PAR-TAY! (Y’all know what a party animal I am, right?) :-)

Seriously, I’m thrilled to share these Christian Writer’s Den successes with you.

Here are the February Kudos!

1.  Jeanne Doyon (CT): My article, Plan A Getaway with God has been picked up online at Open the Word in Canada.

2.  Tammy Whitehurst (TX): Vonda, you shared with us in January about Reach Out Columbia, as a place to submit our articles. I submitted an article to them and they accepted it! Thank You Vonda for sharing them with us!

3.  Eddie Snipes (GA): I’ve just finished my next book, The Victorious Christian Life. It’s online but I plan to do an official book launch in early April. (Vonda here–It’s only $0.99 as I write this!)

Congratulations to this short list of kudos. Don’t see your name here? Then be sure to come back next week when I’ll be listing Writing Opportunities collected just for you!

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Who MoGoed in February?

Here’s the list of qualifiers in the February MoGo7000 Challenge. These writers wrote at least 7000 new words on a book project last month and are now in the running for $100!

4.  Nan Jones – 7380 words
5.  Eddie Snipes – 42,364 words
6.  Marilyn Turk – 16,797 words
7.  Sue Badeau – over 75,000 words

Wow–these four writers wrote over 141,500 words in February alone! Way to go! And just think, one of you could win $100 at the end of the year drawing. :-)

Anybody else out there want the chance to write a book this year and possibly win $100 to boot? Joining the MoGo7000 Challenge is easy. Just check out the MoGo7000 Challenge guidelines here and then get to work. It’s FREE!

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Only 9 Spot left at the Christian Communicators Conference! Yes–9 Spots!

If you’re considering the 2013 Christian Communicators Conference, now is the time to act! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to attend the most personal, unique speakers conference you’ll find anywhere.

Check out the Christian Communicators Registration Details here and then claim your spot!

 

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Writer’s Headlines: Call for Kudos & MoGo7000 Totals; Christian Communicators is Filling Up!

Who has good news to share?

Have you had something exciting happen recently in your writing or speaking life? Maybe you’ve had an article published, signed a book contract, released a new book, got an agent, or started a new blog. If so, we want to hear from you!

It’s really simple, but I do ask that you contact me with the info in this format:

**Your name
**Your state in two-letter abbreviation
**Link to your website or blog
**Your good news
**Link to your good news, if online (online bookstore, online article, etc)

I can’t wait to celebrate with you in this new year!

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Did You MoGo in February?

If you wrote at least 7000 new words on a book project in February, you could be in the drawing for $100 cash!

To report your February results, please leave a comment below with your total new words written in February. (Please do not send your totals by email or through the Contact page. Totals must be left as a comment by next Monday).

And if you missed out on 2012′s money-winning writing challenge, don’t worry. It’s a new year and that means a new challenge! Here are the MoGo7000 Challenge rules. It’s free and you can join in at any time!

Just remember, each month in 2013 that you write at least 7000 NEW words on a book project, you can receive an entry into the end-of-the-year drawing for $100! The more months you meet the goal, the more chances you have to win!

So what are you waiting for? Get started now and you could make a lot of headway on a book this year–and possibly win $100!

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The 2013 Christian Communicators Conference is Filling Up Fast!

Ladies, are you considering Christian Communicators this year?

There are only 15 spots left for the August 28-September 1, 2013 conference, to be held at the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove in Asheville, NC! If you feel called to a speaking ministry and don’t know where to begin or perhaps you’re already speaking, but would like to learn how to grow your ministry…Either way, we have the conference for you!

The Christian Communicators Conference is an all-inclusive package and has everything you need to grow your ministry! Training, breakouts, social media classes, promotional opportunities, your professionally-recorded video and professional headshots, etiquette classes, a lovely afternoon tea, and ongoing mentoring are all included! Be sure to check out the Conference Details, Conference Schedule, Conference Leaders, and Testimonials, and discover how this conference could be just what you’re looking for! Partial scholarships are available.

Got questions? Feel free to contact me. I’d love to hear from you!

As my partner, Carolyn Knefely says, “Write and speak on!”

Vonda

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Writer’s Headlines: Conferences & MoGo7000

It’s the 4th Thursday, and that means it’s time to share conferences and MoGo7000 with you!

 

1.  Florida Christian Writers Conference:February 27- March 3, 2013, Leesburg, FL

2.  Upstate SC American Christian Writers Workshop: March 9, 2013, Anderson, SC

3.  Write2Ignite: March 15-16, 2013, Tigerville, SC

4.  Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference: March 22-26, 2013, Mt. Hermon, CA

5.  Carolina Christian Writers Conference: April 19-20, 2013, Spartanburg, SC

6.  Colorado Christian Writers Conference: May 15-18, 2013, Estes Park, CO

7.  Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference: May 19-23, 2013, Ridgecrest, NC–I can’t wait to see you there!

8.  Write-to-Publish: June 5-8, 2013, Wheaton College, IL

9.  St. Davids Christian Writers’ Conference: June 18-22, 2013, Grove City, PA

10. Writing for Life Workshop with James Scott Bell: June 28-30, 2013, Newark, CA

11. Gideon Media Arts Conference & Film Festival: July 12-16, 2013, Orlando, FL–I can’t wait to see you there!

12. Writers’ Publishing Workshop: August 5-9, 2013, Hamilton, MA

13. Christian Communicators Conference: August 28-September 1, 2013, The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove, Asheville, NC--I can’t wait to see you there! Registration is now open.

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The February MoGo7000 Challenge ends tonight at midnight!

Yes, today is the last day to count your words for the February MoGo7000 Challenge. But don’t send your numbers yet! I’ll post the call out next Thursday for your February totals.

Didn’t meet the 7000-word goal this month? Not to worry. Tomorrow’s another day–literally! And that means you can start fresh toward your March goal.

Remember, each month that you write 7000 NEW words on a book project, your name can go into the virtual hat for another entry into the end-of-the-year drawing for $100!

If you’d like more information on how you can write a book this year and possibly win $100, just check out the MoGo7000 Challenge page.

Somebody’s gonna win–it might as well be YOU!

Write on, sweet friends!

Vonda

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Writer’s Headlines: Conferences

It’s Thanksgiving! Hope you’re enjoying a great time with your families. But it’s also the 4th Thursday, so it’s time to look at upcoming conferences.

Learning to write and speak takes an investment of time and money. What will you do for your calling?

1.  Writer’s ADVANCE! Boot Camp 2013: February 1-3, 2013, The Cove, Asheville, NC–I’d love to see you there!

2.  Writing for the Soul Conference: February 14-17, 2013, Colorado Springs, CO

3.  Florida Christian Writers Conference: February 27- March 3, 2013, Leesburg, FL

4.  Write2Ignite: March 15-16, 2013, Tigerville, SC

5.  Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference: March 22-26, 2013, Mt. Hermon, CA

6.  Colorado Christian Writers Conference: May 15-18, 2013, Estes Park, CO

7.  Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference: May 19-23, 2013, Ridgecrest, NC–I’d love to see you there!

8.  Christian Communicators Conference: August 28-September 1, 2013, The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove, Asheville, NC-I’d love to see you there!

I pray a blessed day as you thank the Giver of all good gifts!

Vonda

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